Lecturer in the Department of History, Durham University

Matthew Johnson works primarily on modern British political history. His research focuses in particular on militarism as a political and ideological phenomenon in Britain during the twentieth century, and his published work has explored problems in civil-military relations, the politics of national defence, and the relationship between militarism and left-wing politics. His current research project, funded in its early stages by an AHRC Research Fellowship, challenges traditional assumptions about the ‘civilian’ nature of British political culture during the twentieth century through a study of Members of Parliament who served in the armed forces during the two world wars.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in the Department of History, Durham University